We are under the blessing of the Lord Almighty. God’s blessing comes with an empowering in which his power becomes our power. We don’t work under our own strength. Rather, we fulfill God’s purpose as he works through us and in us…
20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
May the God of peace… the resurrecting God… the one who sent his son to be our saviour… the one who provided a Great Shepherd for us as his sheep… when we are blessed with this kind of blessing, we are under the blessing of the Lord Almighty.
There is no power greater than his power. There is no greater blessing than the Lord’s blessing. And God’s blessing comes with an empowering in which his power becomes our power. You see, God’s power is at work within us. We are being equipped and empowered for the accomplishment of his will.
Ephesians 2 talks about doing the works that God planned in advance for us to do. God thought about you doing his will before you were here. Psalm 90 talks about God establishing the work of our hands. That’s part of the equipping and empowering.
May he work in us what is pleasing to him through Jesus. May he glorify himself as he works within us. When we do what God plans – when we submit to his work, which he is already done, and when we join in, we bring glory to him. We please him. We fulfill God’s purpose in those moments.
May they be full and long days of pleasing God. Spirit, lead us into your work today.